Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Superior Person's Tuesday!

DINGLE (n) - A narrow, wooded vale, dale, or dell. (Note that the last three words are synonyms for each other, and mean a small valley or ravine.) Incidentally, never confuse (unless you do so deliberately) the use of tingle with tinkle, as in the phrase "to give someone a tinkle," i.e., a ring on the telephone.

 Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Ataraxia  appears in the first.

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